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    #1

    operated

    "operate" seems to be related only to businesses, machines, etc. So this usage sounds strange, what do you think?

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    ex)Arthur Barry was a jewel thief who operated in the 1920s. Barry gained an international reputation as probably the most outstanding jewel thief of all time...

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    Re: operated

    Consider the fifth, informal definition HERE.

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